Oh, WD should make apps for Apple devices? To use your expression, “rubbish”. As a WD customer, I don’t think they should be wasting time making apps for Apple TVs. Heck, they don’t even make an app for the WDTV to access the NAS. Well, actually they do in a way (but not with an app), because the WDTV can access the network where things like a My Cloud and other devices can be found residing on my network.
Look, I answered your question about what apps can be used, you came up with cr*p that most people can’t do this ; well that’s their problem if they can or can’t.
The bottom line is that APPLE should make an app that lets Apple TV owners access their NAS at home when they travel to show movies, etc on their Apple TV in a different location. Well, this involves two different networks and remotely would be more difficult than may be possible.
An Apple TV can access a network, any network, right? So, if you have a wireless drive from WD, (or Seagate) with media files on it, the Apple TV can access the wireless signal from that wireless drive.and send the movie to the Apple TV connected to a TV, and you watch the movie on TV. How do I know? Because I have done exactly this when visiting someone with an Apple TV. The Apple TV can be connected to another network ( any network; including one created by a wireless drive) other than the home network, ya know.
I can see you really don’t completely understand a lot of this, but if you read it carefully perhaps you will eventually get it.
All one needs is a wireless drive with media on it, an Apple TV and a TV, and the job gets done, and there is NO internet involved. People do this all the time with their wireless drive – this is one big reason wireless drives even exist. It’s so your media can be with you anywhere, and NO internet required, either.
I have explained this the best I can for you. You are barking up the wrong tree by insisting WD “make an app” for this situation.
Goodbye; good luck. I’m outta this thread.